Worth Watching Stocks: Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), Quad/Graphics (NYSE:QUAD), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

On Friday shares of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) closed at $55.52. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -3.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 9.74%. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) and No Barriers USA announced the team of 13 healing injured veterans participating in the 2015 Warriors to Summits expedition to Gannett Peak, the apex of the entire Central Rockies at 13,804 feet, located in Wyoming. The team of warriors will be led by one of America’s best-known mountaineers, Jeff Evans, when the expedition launches on September 4.

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) in last trading activity moved down -1.03% to close at $16.35. Company weekly performance is -0.61% while its quarterly performance stands at -1.26%. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is -9.93% away from its 52 week high. A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by the city of Los Angeles accusing Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) of discriminatory mortgage lending, ruling that the municipality had offered no evidence that it was harmed by the bank. Filed in 2013, the lawsuit accused Bank of America and its Countrywide Home Loans unit of violating that anti-discrimination act by making loans to minorities on worse terms than those offered to whites.

On last trading day The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) increased 0.44% to close at $65.95. Its volatility for the week is 1.35% while volatility for the month is 1.27%. TJX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.30%. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) monthly performance is -0.48%. The TJX Companies Inc. (NYSE:TJX) is set to report first-quarter fiscal 2016 results on May 19, before the opening bell.

Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) has 4.80% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 68.00%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $21.20. Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:QUAD) on 6 May, reported results for its first quarter ending March 31, 2015. Net sales for the first quarter 2015 were $1.1 billion, consistent with the first quarter 2014. First quarter Adjusted EBITDA was $101 million as compared to $107 million for the same period in 2014, and Adjusted EBITDA Margin was 9.1% compared to 9.7%.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has 3.00% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 73.80%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $48.29. Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s co-founder Bill Gates said the U.S. economy is strong and that it’s “just nonsense” to suggest current tax rates restrain growth by discouraging innovation.

Momentum Stocks: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI), Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN), The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), JA Solar Holdings (NASDAQ:JASO)

On Monday shares of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) closed at $3.92. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 11.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 24.43%. Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) announced that it plans to announce first quarter 2015 financial and operating results on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) in last trading activity increased 1.07% to close at $24.52. Company weekly performance is 0.53% while its quarterly performance stands at -0.65%. Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE:SWN) is -50.12% away from its 52 week high. In conjunction with Southwestern Energy Company’s 2015 First Quarter earnings release, company invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. EDT with Steve Mueller, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Southwestern Energy Company.

On last trading day The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) moved down -0.57% to close at $68.14. Its volatility for the week is 1.32% while volatility for the month is 1.48%. TJX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.30%. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) monthly performance is -0.80%. Retailers TJX Companies (NYSE: TJX) has announced that it is increasing worker wages.

On last trading day Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) advanced 0.02% to close at $548.64. Its volatility for the week is 1.15% while volatility for the month is 1.52%. GOOGL’s sales growth for past 5 years was 22.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 14.70%. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) monthly performance is -2.23%. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s entry into the advancement of battery technology will help tremendously in hastening the pace of breakthroughs in the area, Steve Levine tells Cory Johnson and Emily Chang in an interview.

On Monday shares of JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) closed at $10.09. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 5.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 22.00%. JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:JASO) announced that the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) has utilized the use of JA PV modules for its rooftop solar project.

Stocks Getting Investors Attention: Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV), The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), Health Net (NYSE:HNT), Momo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOMO)

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) CFO Ken Goldman participated in a question-and-answer session at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference in San Francisco on 3 March, 2015. On Wednesday shares of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) closed at $43.99. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -6.50% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as -10.55%.

On 26 February, Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) announced Normalized Net Profit was R$ 4,722 million in 4Q14 and R$ 12,451 in FY 2014, up 8.9% versus 2013 driven by EBITDA growth, better financial results and a lower effective tax rate. Normalized Earnings Per Share (EPS) was R$ 0.29 in the quarter and R$ 0.77 in the full year. Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) in last trading activity fell -2.38% to close at $6.16. Company weekly performance is -3.30% while its quarterly performance stands at -1.12%. Ambev S.A. (NYSE:ABEV) is -28.95% away from its 52 week high.

On 25 February, The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) reported fourth-quarter net income of $648.23 million or $0.93 per share, compared to $582.29 million or $0.81 per share, prior year. On average, 27 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report profit per share of $0.90 for the quarter.On last trading day The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) fell -0.47% to close at $68.29. Its volatility for the week is 1.55% while volatility for the month is 1.66%. TJX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 17.30%. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) monthly performance is 3.94%.

On 2 march, Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) announced that it has named Peter O’Neill, 58, vice president, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, effective today. This is a new position. Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) has 2.90% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 96.90%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $56.41.

Momo, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOMO) reported Q4 EPS of ($0.16), versus ($0.12) reported last year. Revenue for the quarter came in at $18.6 million, versus $2.3 million reported last year.On last trading day Momo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOMO) increased 3.04% to close at $12.55. Its volatility for the week is 8.30% while volatility for the month is 6.38%. Momo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOMO) monthly performance is 27.80%.

Stocks Getting Investor’s Attention: Coach (NYSE:COH), Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG), Relypsa (NASDAQ:RLYP), Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ:CBSH), The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX)

On 23 February, Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) announced the pricing of senior unsecured notes for an aggregate principal amount of $600 million. On Wednesday shares of Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) closed at $43.29. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 3.93%.

On 20 February, Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LNG) reported a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $158.6 million, or $0.70 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended December 31, 2014, compared to a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $135.2 million, or $0.61 per share (basic and diluted), for the corresponding 2013 period. Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) in last trading activity moved up 5.34% to close at $80.28. Company weekly performance is 6.26% while its quarterly performance stands at 7.87%. Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) is -5.55% away from its 52 week high.

Relypsa, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLYP), announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of up to $130,000,000 of shares of its common stock. All of the shares of the common stock to be sold in the offering will be offered by Relypsa. On last trading day Relypsa, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLYP) moved up 3.16% to close at $39.48. Its volatility for the week is 6.36% while volatility for the month is 5.27%. Relypsa, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLYP) monthly performance is 5.76%.

Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ:CBSH)‘s stock had its “neutral” rating restated by Zacks in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They currently have a $44.50 target price on the stock. Zacks‘s price target would suggest a potential upside of 4.61% from the company’s current price. Commerce Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) has 3.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 59.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $42.27.

TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX) reported Q4 EPS of $0.93, $0.03 better than the analyst estimate of $0.90. Revenue for the quarter came in at $8.3 billion versus the consensus estimate of $8.26 billion. Comps increased 4%. On last trading day The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) increased 3.31% to close at $69.38. Its volatility for the week is 2.63% while volatility for the month is 1.86%. TJX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.10%. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) monthly performance is 2.09%.

Morning Movers: The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), ICICI Bank (NYSE:IBN), Dynamic Materials Corp. (NASDAQ:BOOM), BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP), Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK)

The owner of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) Maxx, Marshall’s, and Home Goods is raising the company’s minimum wage. TJX Companies will first raise the wages of workers to 9 dollars an hour in June of this year. Then, at some point next year, workers who have been with the company six months will get bumped up to 10 dollars an hour. On Wednesday shares of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) closed at $69.38. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.07%.

ICICI Bank Ltd. (NYSE:IBN) announced the launch of ‘Video Banking’ for all its NRI (Non Resident Indian) customers. Using this service, the customers can now connect with a customer care representative over a video call, round-the-clock, on all days from anywhere using their smartphone. Customers need to authenticate themselves to use this service. ICICI Bank Ltd. (NYSE:IBN) in last trading activity advanced 0.18% to close at $11.00. Company weekly performance is -4.84% while its quarterly performance stands at -8.33%. ICICI Bank Ltd. (NYSE:IBN) is -16.92% away from its 52 week high.

Dynamic Materials Corporation (NASDAQ:BOOM) said it is delaying the release of its fourth quarter and full-year financial results, as well as the associated conference call, which were both scheduled to occur after today’s close of the U.S. stock markets. DMC management said it needs additional time to complete its year-end financial review, and will announce a new schedule for its earnings release and conference call in the coming days. On last trading day Dynamic Materials Corp. (NASDAQ:BOOM) advanced 4.15% to close at $16.55. Its volatility for the week is 4.85% while volatility for the month is 4.23%. BOOM’s sales growth for past 5 years was -2.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -22.00%. Dynamic Materials Corp. (NASDAQ:BOOM) monthly performance is 13.20%.

BP Plc (NYSE:BP) on Monday appealed a federal judge’s finding of the size of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which leaves the company potentially liable to pay $13.7 billion in fines. On Wednesday shares of BP p.l.c. (NYSE:BP) closed at $41.91. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.10% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 8.30%.

Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus. The deal, announced Tuesday, lets any generic or brand-name drug manufacturer make low-cost pediatric versions of Merck’s raltegravir for sale in 92 low- and middle-income countries, according to the Medicines Patent Pool. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) in last trading activity increased 0.22% to close at $58.49. Company weekly performance is -0.53% while its quarterly performance stands at -1.22%. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) is -8.06% away from its 52 week high.

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Stocks to Watch: Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS), Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA), The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), Pepsico (NYSE:PEP), Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE:DO)

Zacks upgraded shares of Axcelis Technologies (NASDAQ:ACLS) from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research note released on Thursday morning. Zacks currently has $2.80 price objective on the stock. On Tuesday shares of Axcelis Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ACLS) closed at $2.74. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 8.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 20.00%.

Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) reported Revenues (net of royalties) came in at $2,254 million, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,602million. Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) in last trading activity fell -1.21% to close at $13.02. Company weekly performance is -7.46% while its quarterly performance stands at -27.99%. Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) is -47.11% away from its 52 week high.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) posted quarterly earnings of $648.2 million, or $0.93 per share, compared to $582.3 million, or $0.81 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Its revenue gained 6% to $8.3 billion. However, analysts were expecting a profit of $0.90 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion. Its same-store sales rose 4% in the quarter.On last trading day The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) fell -1.81% to close at $67.16. Its volatility for the week is 1.56% while volatility for the month is 1.61%. TJX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 7.60% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 23.10%. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) monthly performance is -0.43%.

The Board of Directors of PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.655 per share of PepsiCo common stock. The dividend is payable on March 31, 2015, to shareholders of record as of March 6, 2015. Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has 0.10% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 70.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $99.58.

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.125 per share, payable March 2, 2015 to shareholders of record on February 20, 2015. On last trading day Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) fell -8.42% to close at $30.79. Its volatility for the week is 4.69% while volatility for the month is 5.27%. DO’s sales growth for past 5 years was -5.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -22.20%. Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO) monthly performance is -3.78%.

Must Watch These 5 Stocks: The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), Enzymotec (NASDAQ:ENZY), ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA)

The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) will host a conference call at 11:00 AM ET on February 25, 2015, to discuss Q4 15 earnings results. On Tuesday shares of The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) closed at $67.16. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 7.60% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 11.07%.

On February 18, Enzymotec Ltd. (NASDAQ:ENZY) posted mixed Q4 earnings, with EPS falling below forecasts and revenue slightly ahead. GAAP Q4 net income decreased 67.2% to $1.1 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared to the fourth quarter of 2013. Enzymotec Ltd. (NASDAQ:ENZY) in last trading activity increased 0.64% to close at $7.84. Company weekly performance is 13.79% while its quarterly performance stands at -8.52%. Enzymotec Ltd. (NASDAQ:ENZY) is -73.65% away from its 52 week high.

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) announced a quarterly dividend of 73 cents per share, payable March 2, 2015 to stockholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 17, 2015. On Tuesday shares of ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) closed at $67.09. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was -18.80% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 0.58%.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is currently working to fix the screen flickering issue on the Passport following the release of the OS 10.3.1. After the issue was reported, the Canadian firm temporarily halted the update, but soon it was resumed at a slower speed. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) in last trading activity moved up 1.58% to close at $10.27. Company weekly performance is -0.87% while its quarterly performance stands at 2.19%. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is -18.69% away from its 52 week high.

Zacks cut shares of Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. The firm currently has $2.70 price target on the stock. On last trading day Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) remains unchanged to close at $2.32. Its volatility for the week is 2.56% while volatility for the month is 3.56%. ZNGA’s sales growth for past 5 years was 41.50% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -26.60%. Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) monthly performance is -15.02%.

Stock in News: Great Basin Scientific (NASDAQ:GBSN), Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE), The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), Assurant (NYSE:AIZ)

On January 20, Great Basin Scientific Inc. (NASDAQ:GBSN) filed a prospectus for an offering of units comprising its Series E convertible preferred stock and Series C warrants. On Monday shares of Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBSN) closed at $1.87.

U.S. companies including General Electric Co., Microsoft Corp. and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) would pay $506 billion over the next decade under President Barack Obama’s proposal to encourage them to bring back profits held overseas. On Monday shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) closed at $31.65. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 1.30% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 2.39%.

On January 29, US-based Sorrento Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) has completed patient enrollment in its ongoing TRIBECA (TRIal establishing bioequivalence [BE] between Cynviloq and Albumin-bound paclitaxel) registrational trial. In the trial, a total of 111 patients were enrolled globally from sites in the US, Eastern Europe and Asia. On last trading day Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) decreased -2.48% to close at $9.84. Its volatility for the week is 6.37% while volatility for the month is 8.84%. Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRNE) monthly performance is -2.28%.

The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) announced that William H. Swanson has been elected to its Board of Directors. William Swanson, 65, is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon Company, a technology firm specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has 0.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 91.10%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $65.87.

Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Assurant Inc (NYSE:AIZ) in a report released on Thursday,TheFlyOnTheWall.com reports. The firm issued a hold rating and a $70.00 price objective on the stock. On last trading day Assurant Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) increased 1.68% to close at $64.58. Its volatility for the week is 1.94% while volatility for the month is 1.86%. AIZ’s sales growth for past 5 years was 1.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 10.90%. Assurant Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) monthly performance is -5.63%.

Stocks to Watch: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX), Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), The TJX Companies (NYSE:TJX), AVX Corp. (NYSE:AVX)

Eleven years after Mark Zuckerberg ‘s brainchild was born, the world’s biggest Internet social networking Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has exceeded Wall Street’s forecasts for earnings and sales. Fourth quarter profits were up 34 percent at the end of last year compared to the same period in 2013 – amounting to $701 million dollars (621 million euros). Revenue rose by 49 percent. On Wednesday shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) closed at $76.24. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 96.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 37.06%.

Cemex SAB de CV (NYSE:CX) had its price objective lowered by JPMorgan Chase & Co. from $14.40 to $11.70 in a research report released on Monday morning. JPMorgan Chase & Co. currently has an overweight rating on the stock. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) in last trading activity fell -2.92% to close at $9.31. Company weekly performance is -0.43% while its quarterly performance stands at -21.76%. CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:CX) is -32.63% away from its 52 week high.

On January 23, Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) said that it would allow generic-drug makers to produce a new version of its Sovaldi hepatitis C treatment. The new drug is currently still undergoing clinical trials, but Gilead believes the new version will be more effective at treating the hepatitis C virus, which infects 130 million people worldwide a year. On Wednesday shares of Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) closed at $102.45. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 16.00% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 33.42%.

TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) announced the declaration of a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $.175 per share payable March 5, 2015, to shareholders of record on February 12, 2015. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has 0.50% insider ownership while its institutional ownership stands at 90.70%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $67.27.

AVX Corp. (NYSE:AVX) has introduced a new RoHS-compliant series of high voltage, DIP-leaded stacked SMPS capacitors. Rated for 1,000–5,000V and capacitance values spanning 100pF to 15µF, the new RV Series capacitors feature low ESR and ESL, low DC leakage current, high current handling capabilities, excellent high frequency performance, and exceptional capacitance retention with frequency. On last trading day AVX Corp. (NYSE:AVX) fell -2.19% to close at $12.94. Its volatility for the week is 3.14% while volatility for the month is 3.18%. AVX’s sales growth for past 5 years was 0.80% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 9.80%. AVX Corp. (NYSE:AVX) monthly performance is -10.45%.